Media and Press

In the last few months our places have been in…

May 2017. New Forest Escapes are Muddy Stilettos finalists for Best Hotel. (OK so we’re not a hotel, I think they mean best accommodation).


May 2017. Pitts Deep Cottage is in Coolstays Top 10 Best Beach Houses in the UK. We agree. Nicely chosen. Thanks.


April 2017, Ploughmans Cottage, near Lymington, is in Muddy Stilettoes blog Big and Beautiful.

They (kindly) say, “If like me you were raised on The Famous Five — Enid Blyton’s hazy hymn to childhood freedom, rugged exploration and sandy sandwiches, then you need to know about Ploughman’s Cottage. No. 2 in The Times Travel’s Best Family Self-Catering, it’s a Victorian idyll deep in The New Forest and consciously set-up for families in a way that only parents catering for parents can understand. Under-5’s and Grandparents are welcomed with wide-open arms, there are two downstairs bedrooms, stair-gates in place at all times and baby-kit, including highchairs, cots, bouncers and toys for all ages. The garden sprawls with forest ferns, foxgloves, birdsong, wisteria… and willow dens: the perfect hide-out for elves, fairies and naughty rabbits cowering from Mr McGregor. In the centre of the lawn, two giant teacups and Coco the mobile, gypsy caravan, her walls dedicated to small-hand scribbles. Inside, the space is clean and airy: a warm, sundrenched, open-plan kitchen with french-doors and expansive windows. Upstairs, wooden beams and contemporary chic — I particularly love the wallpaper with life-size trees and the forest at sun up. The beach is mere minutes away, as is the pretty harbour town of Lymington. Guests also have a discount at nearby Limewood’s delicious Herb House Spa, if child-free time is on the cards. The house is managed by New Forest Escapes, a group of lovely mothers who combine special properties with an emphasis on quirky, outdoors fun. Love, love, love.”


March 2017. Blogger, Margot Tries the Good Life has done a lovely story about some of our houses here. Visit Margot’s blog here at margottriesthegoodlife and the post on our lovely houses here.



February 2017. Muddy Stilettos blog article ’14 places to rent on the South Coast’




January 2017. Help for Heroes SS17 shoot for their clothing catalogue. This time at Gins Barn and Beckheath’s Beach Hut at Milford on Sea.

Help for Heroes team for their SS 17 shoot in the chilly mornings of Feb at Gins Barn.
The Help for Heroes team on the giant Gins sofas.

The lovely pebbly beach at Milford on Sea looking back toward Lymington. This shoot was freezing for them – poor lady!
Help for Heroes inside shots. No idea of what tho! Socks!



September’s Hampshire Life Magazine. Gins Barn is in the Real Homes section.

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Help for Heroes Autumn Winter brochure. The lovely team and their smily models came and shot this in July with us at Ploughmans Cottage.

H4H shoot pics
Help 4 Heroes Autumn Winter catalogue shot at Ploughmans Cottage.



Pitts Deep was in The Independent this last week in an article on “Britains best beach cottages”.

PD Independent article June 2016

PD Independent Article 2016

This month we are in Smallish magazine. Super chic, yummy mummy mag. (We advertised in it, but this seemed the best place to show you).

Smallish cover July 2016

Smallish ad NFE July 2016


Earlier this spring Pitts Deep Cottage made it into the Independent for their article:

The UK’s best holiday cottages this spring. 

Independent screen shot copyPD Independent Article 2016

In late March 2016, Gins Barn hosted the Rock & Roam launch event for the “New Forest social” – a members club for locals and country weekenders. Watch out for coverage in forthcoming UK glossy magazines.

Hampshire blogger and magazine writer Margot, describes it below:

“A Secret Garden supper crafted by Emma’s team and the fair hands of critically acclaimed London chefs and designers, Edible Stories – just the sound of it was enough to take me back to reading Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic for the first time as a little girl.

Image courtesy of Rock & Roam

Image courtesy of Rock & Roam














What a garden it was too, dear Reader.  With such a stunning venue styled with flowers tumbling from the rafters, branches and leaves strewn across tables, candlelight, superb theatre created with sumptuous course after course and even a singing canary in the corner too, the story of little Mary Lennox and the magic of the Secret Garden unfolded.

For the full article, please read here. 


Margot Gins online article


On Sunday 28th November, Pitts Deep cottage was featured in The Times, Travel Section “The 30 cosiest cottages in Britain”.




Pitts Deep was also recently in the Evening Standard and in the online Paper here.



Salamander, the yacht we like to favour, here in Yachting World magazine, December 2014.

Salamander PR collage

And another article about the Refit of Salamander in the same magazine.

Salamander PDF article Yacht mag

Last year Ploughmans Cottage was in SMALLISH magazine and Country and Town House, Top Hotels and Self Catering Guide.

In 2014 Ploughmans was no 2 in The Times Travel supplement for Best Family Self-Catering in Castles, Cottages and Cabins article.

Plmans Times article